Lumbar Radiculopathy Treatment
Pinched nerves in the lower back, or lumbar radiculopathy, can cause back pain and sciatica symptoms that can impact your mobility and quality of life. Nerve root compression in the lower spine can be caused by a wide variety of conditions, and a proper diagnosis is needed to determine the correct treatment. At CLEAR Wellness Group in Chicago, we offer an accurate diagnosis and lumbar radiculopathy treatment for lower back pain relief from pinched nerves.
The nerves that extend from the lumbar spine and spinal cord impact the lower body, including the largest nerves in the body, the sciatic nerves. When injuries or conditions impact the lumbar spine, inflammation and other issues can irritate or compress nerve roots in the lumbar region. Pinched lumbar nerve roots, or lumbar radiculopathy, can be caused by herniated, slipped or ruptured discs, osteoarthritis, bone spurs and other conditions that press on the surrounding nerves.
Symptoms of Lumbar Nerve Root Compression
When a bulging disc or bone spur in the lumbar spine puts pressure on nerve roots, it can cause a variety of symptoms. Depending on the nerves affected, there may be localized lower back pain or radiating nerve issues. Some symptoms of lumbar radiculopathy include:
- Lower back muscle spasms
- Lower back pain
- Tingling or numbness traveling through buttocks/legs
- Pain, burning or weakness in the legs
Lumbar radiculopathy treatment starts with the diagnosis of the underlying condition causing pressure on the nerve roots. Treatments can range from physical therapy, anti-inflammatory injections and interventional pain therapies to surgery in severe cases. Our board certified doctors at CLEAR Wellness Group can provide a diagnosis and customized treatment plan to offer lower back pain relief from pinched nerves.
If you suffer from symptoms of lumbar radiculopathy, contact us at CLEAR Wellness Group. We offer effective treatment options for lower back nerve root compression at our clinic in Chicago.